As one who cooks a great deal (okay a boat load) it’s important to me that I ALWAYS have fresh herbs nearby. In the spring and summer I typically grow them in containers on my deck which is right off my kitchen. It’s convenient and I’m able to make a mad dash mid cooking to snip exactly what I need. What’s not convenient are the oh say 18 or so containers that I have around every square inch of the perimeter of my deck. It’s kinda out of control. Until I discovered I could turn a palette into an awesome vertical outdoor herb garden.
1 palette takes up the space of 1 rectangular planter and doesn’t hold anywhere near the herbs I can fit into a palette. Have I mentioned this is an easy DIY project that even those who say they’re not crafty can do. Really. And affordable. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve
coerced asked my husband to stop and pick up palettes from stores or off the side of the road. Recycling, it’s a good thing.
Here’s what you’ll need to complete this project: You can find most everything you need for this project at Lowe’s Home Improvement.
- 1 palette
- tape measure
- landscape cloth
- staple gun/staples
- potting soil
STEP 1: Flip the palette over to the side with the most planks facing you. Measure the palette. Cut enough landscape fabric to cover that measurement plus an extra 3″ for the overhand
STEP 2: Pull the fabric taught and then staple it all the way around. You want the fabric to be as taut as possible because it will be holding the soil in. Don’t be stingy with the staples.
STEP 3: Flip the palette over. Place palette in it’s final position.
STEP 4: Fill palette slots with potting soil.
STEP 5: Place herbs in desired location within palette. Add additional potting soil if needed.
STEP 6: Water herbs.
STEP 7: Sit back and enjoy your hard work and go ahead and pick off a few leaves of basil and put it in your lemonade. It’s the bomb diggity.
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